Ethelbald of Wessex

King of Wessex
Reign 856 - December 20, 860
Born 831
Wessex, England
Died December 20, 860
Buried Sherborne Abbey
Married Judith
Parents Ethelwulf

King Ethelbald of Wessex or Æþelbald was the eldest son of King Ethelwulf of Wessex and was born in about 834. He became King of Wessex in 856 after forcing his father to abdicate. He was crowned at Kingston upon Thames and married his widowed stepmother, Judith. The marriage was annulled on the grounds of consanguinity. He died in 860 and was buried at Sherborne in Dorset.

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